Durango, 2001-2005

Starter

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Removal & Installation



3.7L & 4.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
    NOTE
    If equipped with 4WD and certain transmissions, a support bracket is used between front axle and side of transmission. Remove 2 support bracket bolts at transmission. Pry support bracket slightly to gain access to lower starter mounting bolt.

  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The left side exhaust pipe and front driveshaft must be disconnected.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Starter mounting bolts
     



    Starter solenoid harness connections
     
    Starter

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    Fig. Starter mounting, 3.7L and 4.7L engines. (1) battery positive cable, (2) nut, (3) starter mounting bolts, (4) starter, (5) wiring harness

    Starter mounting, 3.7L and 4.7L engines. (1) battery positive cable, (2) nut, (3) starter mounting bolts, (4) starter, (5) wiring harness
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Connect the starter solenoid wiring connectors.
  2.  
  3. Install the starter and torque the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the negative battery cable and check for proper operation.
  6.  

5.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Depending on drivetrain configuration, a support bracket may be used.



    Negative battery cable
     



    Starter mounting bolts
     
    Starter solenoid harness connections
     
    Starter
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Connect the starter solenoid wiring connectors.
  2.  
  3. Install the starter and torque the bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the negative battery cable and check for proper operation.
  6.  

5.9L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Starter mounting bolts